Archive for the ‘History’ Category

The Boys Republic And The Steve McQueen Car Show

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

On June 3, 2017 the Boys Republic and the Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show will bring an exciting and important event to Chino Hills, California. This annual event was started in 2008 and brings thousands of spectators to the Boys Republic campus, and has so far brought in over $750,000 in support for the… Read More »

Autonomous Cars Part II: Past and Present

Monday, November 14, 2016

An online survey of over 2,000 US and UK consumers was conducted by Accenture in 2011. The asked those consumers if they would be comfortable using a “driver-less car.” 46% said yes, they would. J.D. Power and Associates also did a survey in 2012, finding that 37% would be interested in purchasing a fully autonomous… Read More » visits Philadelphia: “The City That Loves You Back”

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Did you know that Philadelphia, the “Cradle of Liberty,” home to Benjamin Franklin and the Liberty Bell, is the second most-populated city on the East Coast? Well, now you do! Founded by William Penn in 1682, by 1750 the city had surpassed Boston to become the largest city and busiest port in British America. Today… Read More » visits Florida: “J-ville. Where Florida Begins.”

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jacksonville, Florida has weathered the economic crisis better than many US Regions, in part due to its balanced economy, with services spread among insurance and health care, distribution, manufacturing, biomedical technology, IT, and others. Tourism (especially golf tourism) has also played a significant part in Jacksonville’s stability, helping the city rank as  “high-sufficiency” (not obviously… Read More » Tours California: Fresno

Monday, January 27, 2014

Like Stockton, Fresno can’t seem to shake its negative press. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Fresno has led the country in auto thefts for the past few years (consistently ranked in the top 5).  But we like to focus on the positive at Cheap Insurance, so here’s a little guide to all… Read More » visits Stockton, CA: California’s Sunrise Seaport

Friday, January 24, 2014

Stockton has taken a lot of cheap shots over the last few years. Rising crime rates, car thefts (resulting in higher insurance costs), coupled with a bankruptcy filing in 2012 and one of the highest home foreclosure rates in the country, brought a lot of negative press. However, new sales taxes and government initiatives over… Read More » visits Oakland, California: A city with an eclectic history

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What do Sly and the Family Stone, Jack London, The Hell’s Angels, and Kaiser Permanente Health Insurance all have in common? They all got their start in Oaktown! This East Bay city has an extremely interesting history. First incorporated in 1852, like many California towns, Oakland had its first boom with the arrival of the… Read More » visits Chicago, Illinois: City of the Big Shoulders

Monday, January 20, 2014

Here at Cheap Insurance, we will periodically post articles about some of our favorite cities, pointing out attractions and events that we (and hopefully you) find interesting. The poet Carl Sandburg, a native of Illinois, devoted much of his work to the “windy city”, describing it as “Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders…”… Read More »